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  • Eagles sign Stacy Andrews

    Per Len Pasquerelli, the Eagles have signed Stacy Andrews:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3939730

    The Philadelphia Eagles, who could lose both of their long-time starting offensive tackles in free agency, prepared for that likelihood on Friday, reaching a contract agreement with former Cincinnati Bengals right tackle Stacy Andrews.

    Financial details of what will be a multi-year deal were not immediately available.

    Andrews is tentatively scheduled to fly to Philadelphia on Friday to undergo a physical. He is the older brother of current Eagles right guard Shawn Andrews and is expected to line up next to him in 2009. Shawn Andrews is a five-year veteran and a two-time Pro Bowl player.

    It is expected that Stacy Andrews will replace longtime starter Jon Runyan on the right side of Philadelphia's blocking unit. Runyan is an unrestricted free agent who almost certainly won't re-sign with the Eagles. The team is also prepared to lose left tackle Tra Thomas in free agency.

    Regarded as a power-type rightside blocker, Andrews should be an excellent replacement and makes the Eagles younger at the position.

    Andrews, 29, was Cincinnati's franchise player in 2008, but the team opted not to tag him this spring. He is coming off offseason surgery to repair his right knee after tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in the 15th game of last season, but is expected to be ready for the start of the 2009 campaign.

    A four-year veteran, and the Bengals' fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft, Andrews has played in 62 games and started 32 of them. The former University of Mississippi standout started 29 games over the past two seasons.

  • #2
    Not surprised by this, as long as he is healthy he will be a great signing. It'll be neat seeing Sh. Andrews and St. Andrews next to eachother on their jerseys...
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    • #3
      Great signing.

      Originally posted by fenikz
      His soft D really turns me off
      ** RIP themaninblack. You will be missed. **

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      • #4
        Very nice.
        .......

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        • #5
          Great signing by the Eagles. They're probably going to lose both of their Tackles from last season.

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          • #6
            Good signing, they've got two first rounders to move around or to find their other starting tackle, so they've got to be happy with at least the start of their free agency.

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            • #7
              the first and hopefully not the last move the eagles make (fingers crossed for TJ)
              Don't hate me because I'm a rutgers fan, hate me because I'm eagles and Yankees fan

              Scarlet Knights forever, victories don't matter, we're the best in the land, cause we MADE this game!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
                Good signing, they've got two first rounders to move around or to find their other starting tackle, so they've got to be happy with at least the start of their free agency.
                We might already have our other starting tackle in Todd Herremans. In the first round I would love to go a combination of 2 of the following 3 positions: RB, WR, TE. Any 2 of Knowshon Moreno, Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Pettigrew would be awesome.

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                • #9
                  Just curious from eagle fans, would you rather have the money, Otah and not have carolina's pick.

                  Or the two picks and an older Vet who's arguably not that much of an upgrade?

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                  • #10
                    If he stays healthy he will be a very good RT for the Eagles. Hopefully he can help get his brothers head on straight as well.
                    Originally posted by 49erNation85
                    I dunno even half of those guys why did we sign them jeez.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
                      Just curious from eagle fans, would you rather have the money, Otah and not have carolina's pick.

                      Or the two picks and an older Vet who's arguably not that much of an upgrade?
                      Well if we wouldn't have traded with the panthers, we might not have DeSean Jackson, possibly Quintin Demps, who looks like our starting FS next year, and we wouldn't have 2 1st round picks this year. I would definitely rather have Otah over Andrews, but with the whole package, I'm happy with what we got.
                      Last edited by Go_Eagles77; 02-28-2009, 08:24 AM.

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                      • #12
                        He was absolute garbage this season and is coming off of a serious knee injury. I'm glad he's gone.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Go_Eagles77 View Post
                          Well if we wouldn't have traded with the panthers, we might not have DeSean Jackson, possibly Quintin Demps, who looks like our starting FS next year, and we wouldn't have 2 1st round picks this year. I would definitely rather have Oher over Andrews, but with the whole package, I'm happy with what we got.
                          Not to mention the fact that Otah is infinitely better suited for Carolina's run-heavy scheme.

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                          • #14
                            Woops, meant Otah, not Oher, lol.

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                            • #15
                              I hate to rain on the collective parade of Philadelphia, but Stacy Andrews is not very good, and certainly not worth 7 mil per year. He gave up more sacks that any other Cincinnati offensive lineman in 2008, and this line included such turnstiles as Levi Jones and Eric Ghiaciuc. Furthermore, that was in a contract year! If he can't motivate himself to elevate his level of play in a contract year, than good luck when he has a long-term deal.

                              You can rationalize his poor performance to being a Bengal, if you like. However, there is much more to it than that. If you take into account his poor performance, the fact that he now has one bad knee, and that he has always had trouble keeping his weight under control - I think Philly cuts him after 2 disappointing seasons and eats his considerable cap number.

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